gun violence http://kuow.org en Health Officials Take A Shot At Gun Safety With Discounted Safes http://kuow.org/post/health-officials-take-shot-gun-safety-discounted-safes <p>In the quest to improve gun safety, public health officials are borrowing a practice that’s common in car sales — talking up safety features. Now when people shop for guns, they’ll be encouraged to exercise safety and buy a lockbox as well.<br /> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 01:36:06 +0000 Ruby de Luna 24446 at http://kuow.org Health Officials Take A Shot At Gun Safety With Discounted Safes Newtown Residents Demolish A School, And Violent Memories http://kuow.org/post/newtown-residents-demolish-school-and-violent-memories Demolition has begun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults last December. Bricks will be pulverized, steel melted down and a new school built at the same location.<p>Allison Hornak attended Sandy Hook Elementary School as a kid. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Patrick Skahill 22655 at http://kuow.org Newtown Residents Demolish A School, And Violent Memories Insanity Plea: A Rare And Misunderstood Defense http://kuow.org/post/insanity-plea-rare-and-misunderstood-defense <p>Last summer 12 people were fatally shot and 70 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. James Holmes, the suspect in that shooting pleaded not guilty last week by reason of insanity.&nbsp; David Hyde explores the history and myths behind the insanity plea with author and law professor Michael Perlin.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:56:16 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 14665 at http://kuow.org Mental Health Services Still Difficult To Get In King County http://kuow.org/post/mental-health-services-still-difficult-get-king-county <p>One year ago, Ian Stawicki killed four people at Cafe Racer, a popular and eclectic coffee shop and bar in Seattle's University District. Later that day he killed another woman, and then himself. Like other mass shootings without apparent motive, the case galvanized discussion about mental illness and violence.</p><p>KUOW's Sara Lerner spoke with Amnon Shoenfeld, director of King County’s Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division about why it's so difficult for many families to get help for loved ones who have mental illnesses.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 00:39:24 +0000 Sara Lerner 14052 at http://kuow.org Seattle To Launch Gun Violence Study http://kuow.org/post/seattle-launch-gun-violence-study <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The City of Seattle is about to embark on a new study that hasn’t been done in other American cities—to look at gun violence from a public health standpoint.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:46:38 +0000 Ruby de Luna 12364 at http://kuow.org Seattle To Launch Gun Violence Study Gun Control Fight Heads Toward Wash. Ballot http://kuow.org/post/gun-control-fight-heads-toward-wash-ballot <p></p><p></p><p>Advocates for stricter gun laws in Washington state launched a campaign Monday to take the issue to voters. This comes after state lawmakers voted down a similar bill, <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1588&amp;year=2013">SB 1588</a>, that would have expanded background checks on gun sales.<br> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:18:43 +0000 Liz Jones 12225 at http://kuow.org Gun Control Fight Heads Toward Wash. Ballot Police: Domestic Violence Started Mass Shooting In Federal Way http://kuow.org/post/police-domestic-violence-started-mass-shooting-federal-way <p>Police say a quadruple murder in Federal Way&nbsp;Sunday night started as a domestic violence incident.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:34:02 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 11823 at http://kuow.org Police: Domestic Violence Started Mass Shooting In Federal Way Mandatory Background Checks For Gun Sales Dies In Washington House http://kuow.org/post/mandatory-background-checks-gun-sales-dies-washington-house <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031213AJ_GunReferendum_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OLYMPIA, Wash. – A controversial proposal to require criminal background checks for most gun purchases appears to have died in the Washington House. That announcement came Tuesday night after two days of efforts to wrangle enough votes to pass the measure.</span><p>For a time it looked like backers had the 50 votes they needed to pass the universal background check measure – if they agreed to send it to voters for final approval. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:26:40 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9666 at http://kuow.org Mandatory Background Checks For Gun Sales Dies In Washington House States With The Most Gun-Control Laws Have Fewest Gun-Related Deaths http://kuow.org/post/states-most-gun-control-laws-have-fewest-gun-related-deaths <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study published this week in the medical journal </span>JAMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Internal Medicine. Researchers found that states with the most laws have a mortality rate 42 percent lower than those states with the fewest. So how does Washington state compare? Ross Reynolds talks with the lead researcher from Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Eric </span>Fleegler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:43:09 +0000 Producer 9457 at http://kuow.org States With The Most Gun-Control Laws Have Fewest Gun-Related Deaths How Much Of Gun Violence Is Suicide? http://kuow.org/post/how-much-gun-violence-suicide <p></p><p>In President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he called on Congress to pass new gun control legislation. He declared that “in the two months since Newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations and anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun."</p><p>According to the most recent report on gun deaths by the Center for Disease control, two-thirds of all US gun deaths in 2010 were suicides.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:29:09 +0000 producer 8298 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Gift Cards-For-Guns Event Sells Out http://kuow.org/post/seattles-gift-cards-guns-event-sells-out <p>Hundreds of people came out on a chilly Saturday morning to exchange their guns for $100 and $200 Amazon.com gift cards in the first guy buyback event held in Seattle in 20 years. People stood in line holding rifles in camouflage cases and shot guns wrapped in blankets among other things. Traffic clogged up city streets near the parking lot where the event took place.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Allie Ferguson 7234 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Gift Cards-For-Guns Event Sells Out The New Push For Gun Control http://kuow.org/post/new-push-gun-control <p></p><p>Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, are launching a new gun control group.&nbsp; Their specific proposals to combat gun violence include comprehensive background checks for private sales and stricter controls on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons.&nbsp;</p><p>What do you think? Is gun control the answer?&nbsp; Ross Reynolds talks with<a href="http://www.law.ucla.edu/faculty/all-faculty-profiles/professors/Pages/adam-winkler.aspx"> UCLA law professor Adam Winkler</a>, <a href="http://www.saf.org/">Second Amendment Foundation</a> spokesman Dave Workman, and <a href="http://www.washingtonceasefire.org/">Washington Cease Fire</a> executive director Beth Flynn about the latest push for further gun control. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6334 at http://kuow.org School Safety In The Age Of Gun Violence http://kuow.org/post/school-safety-age-gun-violence <p></p><p></p><p>Designing safer schools doesn't mean turning them into military bunkers. That might have been an easy remodel back when schools were built like jails, filled with "cells" and controlled by bells. Today's schools are open, flexible spaces that allow students to combine and recombine into groups that learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:53:38 +0000 David Hyde 5507 at http://kuow.org School Safety In The Age Of Gun Violence Looking At The Link Between Mental Illness And Violence http://kuow.org/post/looking-link-between-mental-illness-and-violence <p></p><p>Officials have not yet released any information on the mental state of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter, but anecdotal reports about his behavior and character have led people to diagnose him with a myriad of mental illnesses. At what point does conjecture lead to stigmatization of people with mental illness? Is it fair to connect violence with mental illness? We talk about it with&nbsp;Dr. Jennifer Stuber of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.</p><p>Highlights from Dr. Struber's interview available <a href="http://www.kuow.org/post/violence-and-mental-illness-there-link">here</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5327 at http://kuow.org Looking At The Link Between Mental Illness And Violence Keeping Violence Out Of Schools http://kuow.org/post/keeping-violence-out-schools <p></p><p>Following one of the worst school shootings in the country's history, what's already being done and what can be done to keep guns and violence out of classrooms? We talk with&nbsp;Mike Donlin&nbsp;of&nbsp;Washington state's <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/default.aspx">School Safety Center</a>. Then, we hear from former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski about how Washington state could lead on gun control at the ballot box.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5150 at http://kuow.org